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DECA Restocks the Westside Food Pantry and Raises a Total of $2,264.43

DECA Restocks the Westside Food Pantry and Raises a Total of $2,264.43

Emily Kutler, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Click on the photo below to view the entire gallery   For the last 13 years, Westside DECA has put on Powderpuff and Powderbuff to restock the Westside Food Pantry. This event is also a great fundraiser for DECA. This year's total rounded out to $2,264.43. “I think it’s cool that i...

First Black Leads Take the Stage in “Sister Act”

First Black Leads Take the Stage in “Sister Act”

Ava Van Gelder, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Wired

For the first time in Westside history, the high school’s musical will be featuring two black leads. Tatenda Chivero and Brandon McMiller will be the leads in Westside’s “Sister Act”, which will be running from Oct. 25-28. Chivero said she is very excited to be making an impact on Westside history an...

Guidance Department Alters Counselor Structure

Guidance Department Alters Counselor Structure

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

September 28, 2018


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Westside’s Guidance Department recently implemented a major change to their former structure. As of last year, students were given only an academic counselor. This year, students have both an academic as well as social emotional counselor. This gives students the opportunity to meet with multiple trusted a...

Blowing Away the Smoke: Students Reflect on Ongoing Vaping Trend

Blowing Away the Smoke: Students Reflect on Ongoing Vaping Trend

Nathanael Monjarez, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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Most of you have probably heard of JUUL, the multi-billion dollar e-cigarette company. As of April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been on (as stated by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb) a “Blitz” to crack down on illegal/underage selling of vapes. The FDA is not only cracking down on JU...

New Law on Cyberbullying is Being Implemented at Westside

New Law on Cyberbullying is Being Implemented at Westside

Jakayla Jenkins and Brandon Buchholz

September 21, 2018


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Cyber bullying just got way more serious. As a country, we have gone many years without substantial consequence for cyber bullying. Twenty-eight out of the fifty states, including Nebraska, have created a law. According to U.S. News, the law makes cyberbullying a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a max...

Administration Responds to Threatening Note

Administration Responds to Threatening Note

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

September 12, 2018


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According to information provided in emails from administrators, earlier today, Sept. 12, a Westside High School staff member found a threatening note written by a student. The Omaha Police Department was contacted by high school administrators and the student was identified and interviewed concerning the ...

Search Begins for New District Superintendent

Search Begins for New District Superintendent

Ava Van Gelder, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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The Westside School district is on the hunt for a new superintendent. The current Superintendent, Dr. Blane McCann, has held the position for six years and will be retiring in July of 2019. According to Megan Dunlap, Westside’s teacher for the visually impaired and a special education teacher at L...

Coach Sortino comes to the High School

Coach Sortino comes to the High School

Nathanael Monjarez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Sports

Football season has finally arrived at Westside and so has junior varsity’s head coach, Jack Sortino. Sortino used to teach at Westside middle school and at the end of the day, head to Westside High School to coach. Sortino's transferring to the high school had to do with reasons both on and off th...

Administration Increases Safety Precautions

Administration Increases Safety Precautions

Laina Bayles, Managing Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Wired

As recent stories about school intruders have devastated the nation, many schools, including Westside, have amped up their security in attempt to prevent something similar happening in their community. Assistant principal Aaron Bredenkamp, says that there are multiple new safety devices around the schoo...

Westside implements new #BeKind motto

Westside implements new #BeKind motto

Claire Benson, Managing Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

With a new school year comes a new district wide motto. Westside, as well as many other Omaha school districts, have implemented the motto #BeKind. It was first created by Dr. Mark Adler, the Ralston school district superintendent. Several years ago, Adler’s son committed suicide after being bullied at ...

More Than a Facelift: Little Theater receives big renovation

More Than a Facelift: Little Theater receives big renovation

Emily Kutler, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Videos

Some may say that the Little Theater went from zero to 100, real quick. From the new technology to the crisp looking Warrior W’s, Westside’s highly used class space has become an improved learning environment for teachers and students. “I think that space is going to give you experiences that no o...

Mr. Rhodes Joins Administrative Team

Mr. Rhodes Joins Administrative Team

Aayushi Chaudhary, Feature Editor

August 23, 2018


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Mr. Rhodes, a former science teacher, is now a new dean for freshman and sophomore boys. Rhodes has been a teacher for seven years, this is  his first as an administrator. He hopes to have a positive impact. “I hope that [administrators] as a team continue to help students be successful,”  Rhodes said....

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